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State Patrol Recognizes Heroic Acts by Citizens, Troopers, Law Enforcement

New troopers taking their oaths.They stopped to help. They put their own lives on the line to save someone else. They didn’t hesitate.

“They represent the good in people,” Col. Matt Langer said yesterday of the dozens of citizens, troopers and law enforcement officials honored for heroic acts at the State Patrol's annual awards ceremony.

Recipients included men and women who saved motorists from burning vehicles, saved citizens from burning buildings, performed CPR or used automated external defibrillators to save lives and kept citizens from ending their own lives. The Minnesota State Patrol established its awards ceremony to honor the exemplary efforts of troopers who have excelled in their mission to protect and serve the people of Minnesota.

The ceremony also recognizes citizens and members of other law enforcement and emergency service agencies who performed commendable acts to assist troopers and help others.

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Video Description: In this video, hear from four Minnesota State Patrol Troopers whose squad cars were hit over the long New Year's weekend.